Laurelbrook Academy Seventh-day Adventist Church

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David Smith Has the Sabbath School Program

Sabbath services on October 1, 2016 began with an introit by the Laurelbrook orchestra and by Samantha (9th grader on the piano and Penny Thomas on the organ. Pedro White led the song service. David Smith welcomed everyone.  The opening song was “Take Time to Be Holy”. 

David Smith talked about the time the Syrians surrounded a Jewish town, and the townspeople were starving. A group of lepers decided to go to the Syrians and get food, but they discovered the Syrians had fled, leaving everything behind. The lepers had a good meal, looted some of the tents, and then tell the townspeople that the Syrians had fled. The king didn’t believe them, but advisers persuaded the king to send out the last three horses to check the situation out. The report was true.  The townspeople rushed out so fast that the gatekeeper was trampled. Elisha had prophesied the day before that flour would be selling for next to nothing. 

David Smith had the opening prayer. Keren (senior) then read a mission story.  She then called for the Laurelbrook Missions Offering, which was collected by Daryll Ellis and Jordan (senior) and which goes to support Laurelbrook mission trips. David Smith then prayed for the offering.  Moises (9th grader) played a violin solo for special music.

David Smith had the superintendent’s remarks on a thirsty person who went to a doctor about the problem. The doctor advised that he overcome his thirst by his own will power.  When that didn’t work, the doctor recommended exercise. A spa group didn’t work either. Another doctor finally recommended a drink of water.  But digging a well didn’t help either. A neighbor recommended a nearby well, which his second doctor didn’t recommend.  The owner of the well gave him water as a free gift.  The transformation was instant, his recovery complete.
The congregation then became three Sabbath School classes, one taught by James Brenneman in the church sanctuary, one taught by Bob and Michelle Gustafson “behind the glass” in the back of the church sanctuary, one in the CNA house, and one taught by Gerry Lewin in the cafeteria.
Personnel Other Than Students:

Bob Gustafson – head church elder / Laurelbrook men’s work coordinator and vice-president
David Smith - retired teacher and truck driver working with the academy program
James Brenneman – retired academy English and history teacher / yearbook sponsor (along with his wife Nancy)
Michelle Gustafson – wife of Bob Gustafson / teaches agriculture / works in the school kitchen
Pedro White – head of the Laurelbrook music department
Penny Thomas – helps take of Laura Mae Zollinger in a house near the nursing home

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